Sunday, January 30, 2011

What Do You Call Them?

Sweaters or Jumpers?

I was doing some research on some sweaters the other day and I noticed on ebay that in some of the listing titles on what we call sweaters in the US are also called Jumpers in other countries.  I asked the question on my Pink Hill Vintage Fan page what their thoughts were on this subject. I had one of my fans from Australia respond by saying that they call them jumpers there, not sweaters.  I learn something new everyday!

RED BEADED SWEATER 1  Victoria Harbour Black Sweater 3

If you know another country that calls sweaters – jumpers, please let me know by leaving a comment below.  Thank you! Have a great week!

Friday, January 28, 2011

30% OFF SALE! 2 Days ONLY!!



Pink Hill Vintage 2 day 30% off on select items discount days! Come check out these awesome items with some great deals. Get on board and catch the sales at PHV's favs discount sale!

Don't miss out! 

Now is the time to join in the fun at Pink Hill Vintage and take advantage of all the great bargains! See you there!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011


This week I was doing some research on fabric ruffles.  I came across some interesting information!

Elizabeth_darnley_portrait_ruffAccording to Wikipedia, ruffles appeared in the 15th century which evolved into the separately-constructed ruff in the 16th century and has remained a fashionable form of trim off and on in our modern world.  The picture to the left is collar called a ruff.  How would you like to wear one?  Men, women and children wore these!  They served as changeable pieces of cloth that could themselves be laundered while keeping the wearer's doublet from becoming soiled at the neckline.  Interesting uh!

Today’s ruffles create a soft feminine look while creating volume and shape which particularly draws attention to the chest area.

White ruffle shirt 4

They can be paired with slim black pants, a pencil skirt or if you dare even a mini skirt!. You can also add a pair of high heels for a very nice or sexy look. If it is short sleeve, wear it tucked in with a high waist pencil skirt and belt it! For a more casual look try skinny jeans. If you don't feel comfortable in a skirt try some high waisted trousers. For a top, your best bet would probably be a jacket of some sort. Just wear it over the blouse and leave it unbuttoned.


Lavender Ruffle Shirt 3 Blue Ruffle shirt 11

The three ruffled shirts above are vintage 70s blouses.  They are available for purchase at Pink Hill Vintage on ebay.

Before you go, if you are interested in making your own ruffled blouse, head on over to Tea Rose HomeI found her as I was doing my research on ruffles! She has an excellent tutorial on her blog on how to make one! I may have to try one myself one day.  It is so cute!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Valentine Vintage

Looking for a great piece of vintage to wear on Valentine’s Day? Or a gift for a friend or loved one? I have a few items in my eBay store that may be the perfect fit! When you click on the pictures they will take you to the item for more details!

Emma Domb Red dress VTG  This is a classic by Emma Domb that will never go out of style!  Whether you are entertaining at home or out for that special evening, this dress was made for style and comfort. Just add your favorite earrings and those special shoes you've been hiding for such as an occasion as this!

Red & Black Vintage 80s 2 pc outfit 4 I’m in love with this outfit! Just wish it were my size! :( But maybe it is a fit for you! :)  If you are looking for style and comfort this Valentine season this one takes the cake!!

Red Camisole 2 pc shirt 4

This top has a beautiful red bodice which features a semi sheer fabric with a black floral rose and leaf print.  It has a woven red ribbon effect that is very pretty and adds to the character of the shirt.  It also has a satin camisole underneath. This is not a vintage piece, but it sure is pretty!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Coffee Break!

If you a teenager or young adult  this vintage 80s Pink coffee mug from Mt Clemons is the perfect gift for a mom who is a coffee or tea lover and who’s favorite color is Pink.  A great gift for Valentine’s Day that is soon approaching! Another great gift idea is to give a Hunter Bay Coffee of the Month Club 
subscription. Or give a one time gift of their Winter Blend, an aromatic coffee with rich flavors of ripe, sweet blueberry and loganberry, followed by soft accents of cinnamon and toasted walnuts. 
You could also make a gift basket and add these items to it! 

Friday, January 14, 2011

Friday Friend Feature!

Todays post is about my dear friend Linda.  I met Linda on the internet through a NING site last year.  Come to find out, we live an hour away from each other.   We live in 2 different states, she is in Virginia and I am in North Carolina.  Check out a previous post I did in April of 2010 about our meeting!
We both have an interest in online sales.  Linda is a very smart woman and I value her input into my business.  I still have a lot to learn from her.  She is a patient teacher and a very dear friend, I wonder how she ever puts up with my inconsistencies! She has a website on Ecrater called Eccentric Thrifter and has recently opened a NEW website called  Cabana Threads.  Her new website she offers a large selection of both pre owned and new Men's tropical inspired Hawaiian print shirts in a wide range of sizes and colors!
LJ Hawwian Shirt
Here is one of the groovy shirts she has in her NEW online store! It is a Vintage Mens KONI KAI BY JANTZEN Tropical Hawaiian Shirt  in a size medium.  I love the bold print and the retro colors of the 50s and 60s! You can find this awesome shirt by going to Cabana Threads and let her know that I sent you! You can also find Linda at the following places:
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